Connecting With Great Companies
With Smart Money.
CEE Capital Markets & FinTech Awards strategy includes:
the Awards Gala – to recognize Top listed and private, PE-backed companies and their top investors, and
the Matchmaking/Connect Summit – to help companies connect with institutional investors in a pre-screened, professional environment.
In 2018, we are expanding our Summit and Awards in two directions:
a) We will include not only publicly-traded companies but also private companies backed by PE/VCs and promising young companies with high-growth potential. These companies will be from a wide range of sectors, from FinTech to xTech and old-economy companies.
b) Matching Investors with Companies. We are connecting Great Companies with Smart Money, focusing on 3 stages in a company’s capital raising life-cycle: Start-Ups; Expansion Stage; and Undiscovered Gems. The aim of the CEE Capital Markets Connect Summit is to connect Great Companies with Smart Institutional Investors.
8:00– 9:15 Registration and VIP Breakfast
9:15 – 9:45 Opening KeyNote Address: How CEE’s Companies and Capital Markets are battling to the top of the world’s stage.
9:30 – 10:15 VIP Panel: Raising capital in CEE – versus non-CEE options: Capital knows no borders, and companies have a multitude of capital raising options. While CEE markets remain the leading choice, other options include non-public/PE investors from places like Silicon Valley or Israel, and non-traditional public exchanges including sophisticated crowd-funding exchanges.
Warsaw Stock Exchange, Jacek Fotek, CFO
Seedrs (UK), Jeff Kelisky, CEO
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee and Networking
10:45 – 12:30 Break-out Sessions/Matchmaking (49 Companies):
a) StartUp Pitches: 25 brilliant or brash business ideas (for those looking for 100,000 euro to 500,000 euro). Company must be pre-qualified (via website application). Limited to 10 minutes.
b) “Expansion or Next Stage”: 15 revenue-generating companies in next stage of financing (Euro 500,000 -5,000,000). Company must be pre-qualified (via website application). Limited to 15 minutes.
c) “Undiscovered Gems” – 9 Publicly-listed companies set for rapid growth, unanticipated profitability, or exceptional capital gains. Top companies from different sectors present their case. Disruptive business models, unique advantages of CEE-based companies, and overlooked niches in CEE. (Company must be approved by our Investment Partners.) Limited to 25 minutes.
12:30 – 14:00 VIP Networking Luncheon
The Summit concludes at 14:00 and is followed by the evening CEE Capital Markets Connect Awards Gala, beginning at 18:30.
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